The great Southern Burgundy loop

Mâcon-to-Chalon-sur-Saône. France's first Greenways path was created right here between Givry and Cluny in 1997, over a 44-km stretch. Today a wonderful cycling loop is available from Chalon to Mâcon via this historical Greenways with a return up the Blueways hugging the Saône's banks. Gastronomy, oenology and architectural heritage await riders along this easy and pleasant itinerary. Plan on an enjoyable 3 or 4-day excursion. Our favourites: the towns of Buxy and Saint-Gengoux-le-National, the castle in Cormatin, the Cluny Abbey, Château of Berzé-le-Châtel, the Roche de Solutré prehistoric site and rock formation, the Bicycle Museum in Tournus.
The Bois-Clair Tunnel at Berzé-le-Châtel. This tunnel is Europe's longest dedicated to a Greenways route. Distance: 1.6 km. Temperatures inside the tunnel drop to 11°C. This structure shelters a number of protected bat species; to ensure their preservation during hibernation, the tunnel is only open part of the year, namely from 15th April to 31st August: 8 am to 8 pm ; during September: 8 am to 7 pm. Tunnel crossing times : 4 to 6 minutes by bicycle ; 6 to 10 minutes on roller skates ; 15 to 20 minutes on foot. Detour itinerary - 4 km. During the tunnel's period of closure, it is advised to use Loop No. 14 (see the route diagrams on the back of this map).

71000 - MACON

Download document(s)

Vous aimez randonner ?

You may also like

Ce petit parcours de onze kilomètres, qui longe en grande partie le canal de Bourgogne, vous mènera de la commune de Rougemont à la ville fleurie...

More information

Balade famille : sentier de découverte du Domaine des Grands Prés : au pays de Vivipare le lézard !
Vivipare, le petit lézard accompagne toute la famille le long d'un sentier qui comporte 2 boucles dont l'une sur pilotis, accessible aux poussettes...

More information

One of Europe's major pilgrimage routes on foot, extending to Compostelle in northern Spain, originates in Cluny and heads southward to the city of...

More information

Start in front of the church of Saint Edmond, cross the road D295, continue to point n°2 "Au FoyRoland", take the road for a short distance and...

More information